10am Wednesday, May 10, in the BCA Gallery Old Friends Talk Art presents Barbara Lawhorn, Associate Professor at Western Illinois University. How do the literary and visual arts intertwine? Western Illinois University Professor of English, Barbara Lawhorn, will explore the rich history of ekphrasis and read from her published ekphrastic prose and poetry. Participants will be encouraged to engage with the current exhibit and create their own ekphrastic poem or flash fiction/creative nonfiction in response to a specific work or the exhibit as a whole. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. OFTA is funded in part by the Jim and Jan DeYoung Charitable Trust.